Markes may get top attorney

April 4, 2008

The Daily News continues to take its coverage of Erin Markes to new levels. WEAR and PNJ seem to miss much of this. Dianna Fitzgerald, founder of the National Lissencephaly Network, believes the 4 year old…

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Review of BCC add-ons

April 3, 2008

We’ve gone back a year and reviewed the minutes of every Escambia County Commission regular meeting. We can’t find another time that a commissioner has added a final plat to the agenda as an add on.…

Is Walker out?

April 3, 2008

There is a persistent rumor that the head of Escambia County Code Enforcement is retiring. One source went as far as to say Charlie Walker was told to retire or he would be fired. We have…

Whitehead – this is no favor

April 3, 2008

Duwayne Escobedo contacted Commissioner Whitehead about adding Cody Rawson’s development to tonight’s agenda: County Commission Chairman Mike Whitehead says, “I’m not doing a favor. I’m doing what I would do for any other development plat that…

Rawson gets special treatment by BCC

April 3, 2008

Commissioner Mike Whitehead added three issues to the agenda – one of which is a recommendation concerning Providence Manor Final Plat. Guess who is the owner of Providence Manor? According to Chris Jones’ website: RAWSON &…

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Notes: BCC agenda meeting 4.03.08

April 3, 2008

All County Commissioners present except Commissioner Grover Robinson, District 4. Call to order at 9:05 a.m. Items to be added to the agenda: Commissioner Kevin White added the “property exchange” issue to the evening’s agenda. Commissioner…

Suter moms are not happy

April 3, 2008

We are hearing rumblings again from the parents of Suter Elementary. The school may be slated for closure in 2009 or 2010 -but no one in the district hq really wants to talk about it. The…

Open thread: PYP

April 3, 2008

The press release by the Pensacola Young Professionals on their upcoming meet-and-greet with elected officials/city administration generated several comments. What is going on with PYP? What are they doing right? In what areas would you like…

Ackerly interview

April 3, 2008

Here is my interview with John Ackerly on the Save Tibet organization that is trying to persuade world leaders to boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in August. Listen – Save Tibet…

Radio: Save Tibet President

April 2, 2008

I will have John Ackerly, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, on IN Your Head Radio today. An estimated 1.2 million Tibetans have been killed by communist Chinese forces since 1950, according to the Free…

DCF unaware of child abuse

April 2, 2008

The Daily News has stayed on top of the story about the 4-year-old Pace boy, reportedly suffering from a rare brain formation disorder, who came to Sacred Heart with a weight of 10 pounds, a body…

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Please be consistent, Mark

April 2, 2008

In his column today, Mark O’Brien praises the relocation of the Main Street Sewage Treatment plant. Call me crazy, but I feel optimistic about Greater Pensacola’s economy. The official ground-breaking takes place April 11 on what…

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Bay Co. cuts impact fees

April 2, 2008

In an attempt to stimulate a lethargic economy, the Bay County Commission, in a split vote, approved a steep reduction in impact fees for 18 months. Fees for fire protection, parks and library needs were reduced…

South Alabama will have football

April 2, 2008

I also had an interview with Joey Jones, the first head coach for the University of South Alabama Jaguars. They will start playing games in 2009 and will at the major college level – vying for…

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Springdale set to open baseball park

April 2, 2008

The Springdale, Ark. held a referendum for a 1-cent sales tax to pay for a minor league baseball park in July 2006 – about six weeks before Pensacola approved the Community Maritime Park. Springdale did not…